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Indy 500: Why Dan Wheldon Winning the Centennial Race Is a Perfect Fit

It is called the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the "Biggest Race in the World", and quite simply, "Indy". This year's race was also named the "Most Important Race in History". It only seems right that Dan Wheldon won this year's Indianapolis 500.Too often in sports these days, we see players and coaches win Championships, only to add their own flavor to the celebration. Not many of them think about the people that came before them or who made the event what it has become today. Dan Wheldon is not one of those people.As evidenced by the 350,000 people from around the world who came to witness the event, this is not just another race. Traditions dating back a century to 1911 are still carried out today. Winning the Indianapolis 500 is ...

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